Profiles and Contact Information
Director of Communications and Brand Marketing
Margaret Garcia serves the University of the Incarnate Word as director of Communications and Brand Marketing. She has extensive experience in the communications industry including work with a local advertising and public relations agency, the Edwards Aquifer Authority, FOX TV Houston and KMOL (now WOAI TV) in San Antonio.
Margaret's responsibilities include media relations for UIW, St. Anthony Catholic High School and Incarnate Word High School. She holds a Bachelor of Journalism from The University of Texas at Austin.
Advertising and Brand Marketing Manager
Ashley Davis serves as the advertising and brand marketing manager for the University of the Incarnate Word. Her responsibilities include planning and overseeing the annual Light the Way celebration, as well as other major UIW events. She is also the liaison between the University and its two Brainpower Connection high schools, Incarnate Word High School (IWHS) and St. Anthony Catholic High School (SACHS).
Ashley is a two-time UIW alumna with a bachelor's degree in Art and a master's degree in Administration and Communications.
She previously worked for UIW as the special events coordinator for the Office of Communications and Brand Marketing and events coordinator for the Office of Admissions. She has also worked in marketing and business development at Perrin-410 Animal Hospital, Phyllis Browning Company, and as a freelance consultant for other local companies.
Media and Public Relations Manager
Michael Valdés serves as the media and public relations manager for the University of the Incarnate Word. Valdés has 30 years of experience in the field of journalism. For almost two decades, he served in various roles, including Weekday Anchor, for FOX News at Nine at KABB-TV in San Antonio.
At UIW, Valdés is responsible for creating, managing and monitoring university communications, media outreach, media relations and public relations efforts of the University, Incarnate Word High School and St. Anthony Catholic High School.
Valdes has a bachelors degree in Liberal Arts from The University of Texas – San Antonio and an associates degree in Radio-TV-Film from San Antonio College.
Social Media/Communications Specialist
Victoria Reyna serves as the University's social media/communications specialist. Her duties at UIW include planning and implementing comprehensive social media strategies to maintain the University's brand. She also manages the daily employee newsletter and various communication tools utilized by the department. She most recently served as an account manager for public relations agency, Sammis and Ochoa.
Victoria is a graduate of the University of Texas at San Antonio where she holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications.
Cari Gold serves the University as the communications officer in the Office of Communications and Brand Marketing. Her responsibilities include assisting with marketing and branding, helping with social media, supporting the media and public relations efforts and working with the director of OCM on various projects. Gold arrives in the OCM office from UIW’s Athletics Department, where she spent nearly three years as the assistant athletics director of media relations.
Prior to UIW, Gold worked in athletic communications, with stops at the University of Iowa, New Mexico State University and the University of Louisiana, Monroe.
Gold has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Christian Brothers University and a master’s in kinesiology from Louisiana State University.
Special Events Manager
Meghan Kuentz serves the University of the Incarnate Word community as the Special Events Manager. In this role, Meghan acts as the main point of contact for the planning, logistics and execution of University events ranging from smaller intimate meetings to the premier annual event on campus, Light the Way.
Meghan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, International Relations from St. Edward’s University, and a Master of Arts in Reconciliation Studies, Conflict Resolution from Catholic Theological Union.